Sioux City International Film Festival

SCIFF // Siouxland Film Festival

14th edition

Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2021
Sioux City, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Fantasy, Film noir, Horror, Independent, LGBT, Mystery, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science fiction, Thriller, Transgender, Western

Mission / description Since 2005, the Sioux City International Film Festival showcases a variety of independent short films from the around world in Sioux City, Iowa. Each day of the Festival a different genre of film is featured and cash prizes and trophies will be given to the juried selections and to the audience favorites in each category. An additional Best of Festival Award will be given on the final day. full text less text

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Class Founded: 2005
Festival category: D (local player)
Dates Open call: Jan 01, 2018

Early bird deadline: Mar 31, 2018
Regular deadline: May 31, 2018
Late deadline: Jul 01, 2018

Notification date: Jul 31, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 18.00 to 45.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 4.18 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 4,500.00 USD
Other prizes: Siouxie Trophy, Siouxette Trophy
General rules We accept only short films, defined as no longer than thirty (30) minutes. All subject matter is acceptable.

Submissions must include your email and street address. Once submitted, a film cannot be withdrawn.

Submissions may be screened more than once during the Festival and we reserve the right to determine when to show it.

Sioux City International Film Festival is granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes in perpetuity.

The person submitting the film warrants that they are authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts all the rules and terms.

The person submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless Sioux City International Film Festival and Siouxland Institute of Film, Inc. (our parent nonprofit corporation) from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, fees and costs, including attorney fees, that arise out of failure of the person submitting to have all rights needed to submit the film.

If your film is selected for screening we will need the following media file for exhibition purposes: .mp4 with h.264 codec, 1920 x 1080p, 23.976fps or 29.97fps (no larger than 2gb)